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Apr 23, 2013 7:30pm PDT
)>> president chiu: good afternoon welcome to the board of supervisors board meeting. take the roll. >> supervisor campos: present >> president chiu: present >> supervisor cohen: present >> supervisor kim: present m1 >> supervisor mar:present >> could you please join us in the pledge of allegiance. we pledge allegiance to the flag pl3 of the united states of america, pl4 and to the republicpl5 for which it stands. indivisible,pl6 one nation, under god,pl7 with liberty and justicepl8 for all. >> president chiu: collies we have our march 19th, 2013 board minutes. could we have a motion to approve. second by farrell. minutes approved. madam clerk clerk you have any communications? >> no communications. >> the mayor may address the board for five minutes. follow-up questions are in order as long as the entire discussion does not exceed five minutes per supervisor. >> president chiu: thank you madam clerk, we want to welcome back mr. mayor back to the board chamber. >> mayor lee: good afternoon supervisors and members of the public. i would like to begin my remarks by mentioning of cours
Apr 23, 2013 9:00pm PDT
all three agencies. i hope that is something that we move forwards to. >> president chiu: supervisor mar. >> supervisor mar: i think it is wonderful to have a dialogue, and to add live on the points that supervisor campos made, another supervisor amniano (sounds like), who created the committee of education, in which i said on for years, there should be some way to them through the college board of trustees and that important decision-making , on the city level and i know our advisor to the mayor and education -- mendoza, sitting in the audience as well, i hope to work with many of you together to bring a working group on how to support the college system more especially . . in this time of crisis but in long-term i think that would be helpful discussion i want to say that the suggestions made by a few colleagues new amendments on this, supervisor kim's suggestion for page 2, line 24 which takes the sting out of the word "inflating" by replacing it with growing, i think that is a really good amendment. i will make a motion that we add that to the amendments. and added the suggestio
Apr 23, 2013 4:30pm PDT
and tomorrow. >> president chiu, can you hear me? >> yes we can. >> my name is j kennedy. i come today in this time of budgetary planning to commend you for your participation. i also come to bear witness about a wonderful participatory effort, called, i want to put it on the overhead. can you read it? called the utility underground task force report to the san francisco board of supervisors; it included all the districts, at&t, comcast, department of public works, public into this commission, 55 page report which have to do with undergrounding utilities, popular with the citizenry. i want to note the date, small to see. submitted in good faith in january, 2007. i urge you as you think about budgets to put a completion of undergrounding public utilities on your high priority list. you are the stewards of the city. the city deserves no less. thank you for your attention. >> president chiu: thanks. next speaker. >> good afternoon supervisors, my name is oscar james. i am a resident of -- point. i served on many committees. my concern is election of the new committee. i have problems
Apr 27, 2013 8:30pm PDT
organizations. >> president chiu: thank you very much. next speaker. >> tom gilberty, (sounds like) south beach marina apartments. a little repeat. i have no title, no claim to fame, not a head of any major organization. the bayview apartments open up 25 years ago. i moved in in december, 24 years ago, 10 months later we had the little earthquake of '89. i don't want what happened in my neighborhood to continue to happen in other neighborhoods, basically unregulated rent and noise. so with that let's go to the overhead angle back to our global birds' nest village; it's going to be in stockton street. the inspiration for that is like an tower, why not? we have four hours that we want to build, an imminent domain, very doable. what you won't see in the environmental impact reports, where the noise is going. where the noise is going, you have ventilation systems, this is going to be the end, dumped off the side, over here you will have ventilation for automobiles, the garage, and then, with 12 seconds left you also have environmental impact report of what happens when just got an emergency gen
Apr 27, 2013 6:30pm PDT
to protect i hope you can join me in supporting this resolution. thank you. >> president chiu: supervisor mar. m1 >> supervisor mar:thank you to supervisor avalos and also to -- and different groups around the country that are challenging different cities like in seattle. our city has been a leader in addressing climate change historically and it is making great gains in reducing greenhouse emissions for the work of many of us. yes the san francisco retirement system has over half 1 billion dollars invested in fossil fuel companies. we should not be investing our city's pension fund and oil, gas and coal companies many of which are planning to continue to burning massive amounts of carbon into the environment, but rather ensure the safety of the communities and promote renewable alternatives. the city should be making investments consistent with the cleaner plan, support the public good. our pension fund should divest fossil fuels polluting our environment . invest in the energy sources of the future again thank you to supervisor avalos and the many richmond district residents and people thro
Apr 23, 2013 8:00pm PDT
. >> president chiu: supervisor cohen. >> supervisor cohen: as a public service announcement i want to bring attention that i am the board appointee to the san francisco retirement board. i will continue to carry your wishes on this board but i wanted to manage the expectations that this is a nonbinding resolution; a statement of this body asking and urging the retirement board, of which there are six other members to take this under consideration and also want to know is that there is a very thoughtful, but fairly long and drawnout process, the divestment process to begin this process. and i will be making an appointment to talk with each of you to talk about the divestment process and to make myself available to you and answer questions that you may have on how we can begin to move this particular policy . agenda forward as you know there are other discussions that we are doing with, , not only talking about divestment from fossil fuels but also talking about -- it escapes me -- thank you, gun control. manufacturing gun control. and the predatory lending institutions of san francisco that
Apr 23, 2013 3:00pm PDT
to each and every one of you. it's a tough work that you do. thank you. apl (applause)>> president chiu: one of the college that would like to say a few words. i would like to acknowledge supervisor norman yee. >> supervisor yee: generally i don't want to butt into people's resolutions but laura is a special i had to say something. the dictates of contributions that she has made to our community is second to none. i know that most of the leaders in our chinese-american community consider her a giant. i want to say that and thank you very much for recognizing her. apl (applause)>> president chiu: and i had to do some of the interns here today, laura's children. she has hundreds of them, back there. thank you very much. apl (applause) >> thank you. good to see all of you here and thank you for those who remember that when we drink water, remember the source. without the presentations for the afternoon are completed. i understand that we have to go back to item 15, already called. supervisor kim? >> supervisor kim: i like to take a motion to rescind the vote so we can rehear the item. m
Apr 16, 2013 1:55pm PDT
it done, so thank you, have a great day. supervisor avalos, breed present. supervisor chiu? chiu present. supervisor cohen? cohen present. supervisor farrell? farrell present. supervisor kim? kim present. supervisor mar? mar present. supervisor tang? tang present. supervisor wiener? wiener present. supervisor yee? yee present. mr. president, all members are present. >> thank you. ladies and gentlemen, before we do the pledge of allegiance, i'd like to ask that we take a moment to recognize the victims of yesterday's boston marathon tragedy. [moment of silence] >> thank you very much. and ladies and gentlemen, could you please join us in the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands; one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> colleagues, we have our march 12, 2013 board meeting minutes. could i have a motion to approve those minutes? motion by supervisor campos, seconded by supervisor breed. without objection, those meeting minutes are adopted. [gavel] >> madam clerk, do we h
Apr 23, 2013 8:30pm PDT
to read that so the public is aware of those changes and modifications. >> president chiu: supervisor cohen, would like to -- >> supervisor cohen: he shook his head, no. >> president chiu: mr. benson said that he is in support of the proposed amendment. supervisor kim has seconded. supervisor wiener wold like to comment. >> supervisor wiener: in terms of this not setting a precedent, can you elaborate on how that occurs. i am curious to know. >> president chiu: mr. benson. >> brad benson with the port of san francisco, the concern was raised by peter cohen, san francisco information clearinghouse involved in the broader citywide discussion about the potential use of ifd in other areas of the city. the policy constructs are different for the port; we are using all of ifd to pay for new infrastructure; in a broader city context there was discussion to use ifd funds. the desire was to make sure that it is clear that it is a different context at the port and the city and the port might want pursuing other areas of the city. >> president chiu: can we take a motion to amend without obj
Apr 1, 2013 1:30pm PDT
is supervisor david chiu, also a member of the committee and we are joined today by supervisor john avalos. i want to thank sfgtv staff and caroline for broadcasting today's meeting. miss miller are there any announcements? >> yes. please make sure to silence all devices and documents included in the file should be submitted to the clerk. items acted upon today will appear on the agenda unless otherwise stated. >> thank you. please call item no. 1. item no. 1 is to delete the sunset of alcohol restricted use. >> avalos is the author of item no. 1. >> thank you, chair wiener and thank you colleagues for weighing on this measure. this is about the alcohol restricted use district which was established in 2008 by supervisor gerardo sandoval. that measure was to sunset in 5 years which will be on april 17th. this ordinance is before you is removing the sunset clause of that so we can actually have a full continuances of the alcohol restricted use district moving forward. we have 13 off sale liquor license and would like to stay in that number. in the past the district has had a large number of it'
Apr 27, 2013 8:00pm PDT
of open space per capita including president chiu's district. this is a result of efforts that began in 2009 excited to see this project happen. following on the heels of a park code ordinance today i'm introducing two resolutions for the -- built on the cal trans parcels located under the central freeway between valendia and -- quite close to -- i think it is going to be a really creative use of the site which is currently just parking lot but will be access by residents to both skate in and walk your dogs. our office is been partnering with the mayor's in the community to negotiate a final lease agreement, and it has been quite a lengthy process. i would like your knowledge john updike any staff at the real estate department ,carol wong at attorneys office, kelly presser -- -- and robin, -- logging many long hours trying to reach this agreement with caltrans. in addition to fighting to fully fund the development of these parks the city has done a tremendous job in reaching an agreement through a lengthy process for a blended park model, >> i will be hopping on my bike and writing
Apr 1, 2013 10:00pm PDT
item no. 2. >> alcohol and tobacco restriction and the use district? >> supervisor chiu is the author. >> colleagues about 5 months ago i introduced this legislation to replace some alcohol related restrictions. according to the alcohol beverage control there are 6 between the blocks of polk street there are 121 total permits. while i appreciate the vibrancy this has at night, but in terms of noise, public drunkenness and a number of groups, the neighborhood association, neighbors from nob hill and other residents asked us to work with them to find a solution to the problem and i thank them for the work as well as the owners of these establishments have done with our office to move this forward. mike, with this legislation it's been to ensure that nightlife continues to thrive on polk street while maintaining controls to keep the neighborhood diverse and safe. the polk street use agency using other models such as mission street. it will state a cap on new bars, liquor stores and tobacco shops but it does create flexibility for all existing businesses to their alcohol licenses which is
Apr 23, 2013 9:30pm PDT
. i think it is a testament of responding to homeowners needs. >> will go to you now president chiu. >> president chiu: we announced a package of ethics reforms proposals. in my first term i champion three pieces of ethics legislation ,to require online reporting of lobbying activities requiring electronic filing of campaign statements and update our city's conflict of interest code. we have a better sense of how influence affects important and lucrative decisions throughout our 7 billion dollar, 26,000 person city government. we also heard regularly from constituents frustrated over government transparency. the proposals we are introducing will increase public confidence in the everyday working of the city government ,-- , while these proposals address certain activities such as lobbying expediting or contracting, are not saying these activities shouldn't . or could not occur we are simply saying it is important for the public . to know when they occur transparency is critical. secondly, while the city government , is on the age of many areas we have fallen behind other the 40 cit
Apr 22, 2013 1:30pm PDT
weaning i'm the chair. the supervisor david chiu a member of the committee is joining us and thank you to sf g tv for broadcasting this committee. madam clerk any announcements. >> yes, please make sure that your electronic excises are silenced. >> yeah. there will be no board of supervisors on april 30th so may 7. we're joined by david chiu. for members of public there are blue public comment cards at the front of the chamber and please fill one out and please note on the item number so we can organization them. there is an overflow room if you need to go there >> item numbers one and two or amendment the chapter code for the environmental appeal processes and public notices requirement. >> item number it you called both? so items one and two have been called so i want to make a few opening remarks as author of item one. colleagues welcome back to our second meeting on the land use committee on this legislation. more than a decade ago sequa was enacted. now more than a decade ago we've not had legislative negative declarations under sequa. it's been a choofg and unpredictable pro
Apr 9, 2013 2:00pm PDT
chiu? chiu present. supervisor cohen? cohen present. supervisor farrell? farrell present. supervisor kim. kim present. supervisor mar? mar present. supervisor tang? tang present. supervisor wiener? wiener present. supervisor yee. yee present. mr. president, all members are present. >> thank you research, madam clerk, ladies and gentlemen, could you please join us in the pledge of allegiance? i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. colleagues, we have our march 5th, 2013 board meeting minutes. can i have a motion to approve those minutes? motion by supervisor campos, seconded by supervisor yee. without objection those meeting minutes are approved. [gavel] >> madam clerk, are there any communication? s? >> there are no communications, mr. thv. >> can you read our consent agenda? the consent calendar is considered routine. if a member objects ictiontionth the item may be removed and considered separately. >> colleagues, unless there is any objection, if w
Apr 8, 2013 5:30pm PDT
, that in order to hear supervisor kim's legislation, it would have to go through the hpc first. if president chiu in formulating his amendments would see that and determine there are certain aspects of it that were liked or not liked, those could be amended into my legislation. in other words, that would be an acceptable process. >> that's certainly up to you. it would be helpful for us to hear from the commission on this matter just so we know. i can't speak for the hpc or the planning commission on this matter, but it would be helpful to hear from them on that. >> just for the sake of discussion, my preference is that we do allow planning and hpc to hear this, especially the pieces of -- if we choose to do it for the pieces -- legislation i'm introducing tomorrow gets put in as amendments to this current legislation, i would like those amendments vetted by the commission. would it be possible for them to be heard in the month of april so that we could hear it on may 6? >> let me just -- [multiple voices] >> planning department is conferring on the schedule. john give more, want them to clarify
Apr 13, 2013 5:00am PDT
chiu, any other member of the board who wants to amend any of those provisions then can do so. but president chiu, if you would prefer that we have a longer continuance, then i would defer to that request. >> i think at this time i'd like to stick with what i had originally proposed. when i sat down with opponents to supervisor wiener's legislation, my question to folks has been, how much time do we need to really crystallize the issues that we have here? and what i was told was we can do that within a few week. and the reason i asked that question as you can imagine what i have to look at are colleagues who have been working on a piece of legislation for now almost half a year. and then a piece of legislation that comes in at the last minute which i absolutely respect can come in. we will absolutely consider it. the planning department will provide its feedback. and during the process if we award to move something out of this committee two weeks from now, i think we could have an opportunity to get continuing feedback from various commissions on this. but my inclination is we
Apr 9, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. supervisor campos? campos aye. supervisor chiu? chiu aye. supervisor cohen? cohen aye. supervisor farrell? farrell aye. supervisor kim? kim aye. supervisor tang? tang aye. supervisor wiener? wiener aye. there are 10 aye. >> the motion is approved and the categorical exemption is affirmed. [gavel] >> thank you to the members of the public. and with that, let us go to the adoption calendar, madam clerk. >> items 19 through 21 are being considered for immediate adoption without committee reference. a single roll call today [speaker not understood] unless a member objects, a matter can then be removed and considered separately. >> colleagues, would any member like to sever these item? supervisor cohen. >> thank you, mr. chair. i'd like to sever item 21. >> tie at thev 21 is severed. members of the public, if you could please leave quietly, we still have a little bit of business to do in front of the board. madam clerk, can you call the roll on items 19 and tae? >> supervisor yee? aye. supervisor avalos? avalos aye. bravoed? breed aye. supervisor campos? campos aye. supervisor chiu? chiu aye.
Apr 20, 2013 2:44pm PDT
. currently the president of the board of supervisors, and the supervisor for district 3. president david chiu. >> supervisor chiu: good morning. i am not ed lee. on behalf of the elected officials of san francisco one walk and you, home of the world champions san francisco giants. the home of innovation. san francisco the place where we spent many years trying to fight graffiti; we have not reached the place where we are at zero graffiti. i spent a lot of time as a neighborhood activist. like many of you, i spent many hours in neighborhood cleanups, using different chemicals to deal with graffiti; as a small business owner person i heard from hundreds of merchants. as a prosecutor i'm glad i don't recognized any of you. i recognize how difficult it is for the police and judges to prioritize. graffiti needs to be treated seriously. i want to thank those of you who were part of the 2009 program. we have an amazing rewards program; a graffiti advisory board to help us innovate. we feel that the best ideas are in the heads and the brainchilds of people around the world. how many are from calif
Apr 22, 2013 2:30pm PDT
for all are i want to thank president chiu. i think some of the things he's added are very good where specifically he supports supervisors kim alternate to sure all appeals inform to the environmental determination at the whole board. personally support the trigger and you have to understand that most of her legislation has been grafted by the community. one of the things that the community neighborhoods have a lot of it seems to be fundamentally helping the planning department and talking about helping the developers but it is like planning overwhelmed. i want this to be not so much about what the planning department can and can't do. so i want to thank you. again and that's it. thank you >> thank you. >> supervisors thank you for hearing us again. and thank you, president chiu. and i like the notes i was able to take awhile you were speaking so far very, very much. considering your remarks last hearing. the thirty days after final approval is still a great certain to me i know of many instances that hadn't been handled credible. the amendments put forth today start to move in the
Mar 31, 2013 5:00pm PDT
, president chiu. i don't necessarily speak out against appointments. i know the mayor has a lot of leeway to appoint commissions. i have a reason why i want to appoint mr. murphy. i know he has made many contributions to our city as a contractor and developer and also made great contributions in terms of housing in the city. i'm really concerned about the appearance of really not following the rules that all of us expect to a contractor to follow over the years. as president of the dbi commission of the past, would you expect that mr. murphy would make sure he could follow the proper procedures along his permits. apparently there are instances that it shows where he has not. he had a house on 26th street, 3418, 26th street, he bought a single story home and in 2004, the house was demolished without a permit. that gives the appearance of that he's been getting special consideration within the department of building inspection. there is also another pattern of this happening as well. most recently last year in december, mr. murphy began building a 5-story condominium at the same address app
Apr 1, 2013 4:30pm PDT
to revisit because currently in the discussion with the bar owners we had with the supervisor chiu's office their leases are fine within this 5 year period but should a lease not be extended and they choose to move into a pro the that is 1 or 200 square foot more than their current property, that is not an sentence ever amount of difference in square foot but this would prohibit that from moving into that new facility. but at this point with the sunset clause, that i think we are okay with that. so that said, i think there has been a lot of thought, a lot of work with the community and so do recommend it. i do think the commission in general has some concerns around the restricted use and especially if there is not some flexibility because it does retain the entities that tend to be the problem and this is something that we see in particular with the concept of liquor stores. there is a lack, i think sometimes of residents of understanding that a wine shop is also a liquor store. with pretty severe restrictions, it also prevents new businesses and new business models from coming in. but tha
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